- Thursday, May 26, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
Zang-e sunde wa ikenai heya
- Japan 2016, DCP, 107 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Yoshihiro NAKAMURA
Script: Kenichi SUZUKI based on a novel by Fuyumi ONO
- Production: “The Inerasable” Film Partners
- Camera: Yukihiro OKIMURA World sales: Shochiku
- Cast: Yuko TAKEUCHI, Ai HASHIMOTO, Kuranosuke SASAKI
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
Kubo, a young female university student, keeps noticing little disquieting oddities in the block of flats where she lives. With the help of a horror story writer who draws inspiration from the letters of her fans, she sets out to discover the dark secret of the place. In his latest box office hit, Yoshihiro NAKAMURA returns to the Jhorror genre and unfolds a genuine archeology of the uncanny.
Yoshihiro NAKAMURA, born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1970, made his first 8mm films during his studies at Seijo University. In 1993, his short film SUMMER RAIN KITCHEN was awarded at the PIA Film Festival. NAKAMURA worked as an assistant director to Juzo ITAMI, among others, before making his feature film debut LOCAL NEWS in 1999. In 2007 he received the Kaneto Shindo Award of the Japan Filmmakers Association.
2007 The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (Ahiru to kamo no koin rokka / NC ’08); 2013 See You Tomorrow, Everyone (Minasan, sayonara / NC ’13); 2014 The Snow White Murder Case (Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken / NC ’14)